Bishop says GOP budget cuts would cost BNL 1,000 jobs

02/17/2011 9:02 AM |

Congressman Tim Bishop announced concerns Wednesday that House budget cuts could mean the loss of 930 jobs at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Mr. Bishop (D-Southampton) and Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said the GOP-led cuts could “gut one third of the lab’s population.”

“It could also result in BNL shutting the doors on the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) and Realistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) machines, world class research facilities,” according to a Bishop press release.

Click here to read the full press release from Congressman Tim Bishop

Lab spokesperson peter Genzer offered the following statement from BNL Wednesday: “We’re watching the situation in Washington, DC closely and hope these worst-case scenarios don’t become reality. If the continuing resolution proposed by the House were to prevail, there would be major impacts to the Lab’s facilities and research programs. We deeply appreciate the continued support of the Long Island delegation.”

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  • Did the workers at Brookhaven lab give concessions or did the taxpayers only make the concessions?